As a leading platform for philanthropy in Europe, the EFC works to strengthen the sector and make the case for institutional philanthropy* as a formidable means of effecting change.
We believe institutional philanthropy has a unique, crucial and timely role to play in meeting the critical challenges societies face. More people and causes benefit from institutional philanthropy than ever before, from eradicating deadly diseases and making the world’s populations healthier to combating climate change and fighting for global human rights and equality.
Working closely with our members, a dynamic network of strategically-minded philanthropic organisations from more than 30 countries, we: - Foster peer-learning by surfacing the expertise and experience embedded in the sector - Enhance collaboration by connecting people for inspiration and joint action - Advocate for favourable policy and regulatory environments for philanthropy - Build a solid evidence base through knowledge and intelligence - Raise the visibility of philanthropy’s value and impact - Read more about the EFC Strategic Framework 2016-2022, developed by the EFC membership.
We’ve come a long way since 9 November 1989 when the EFC was created. We’ll be marking the occasion of our 30th anniversary across the whole year with a series of commemorative activities.
While recognising our accomplishments, our main focus will be on the future and celebrating what we are most proud of – the diversity of our membership, the strength of our sector, and the potential of philanthropy.
#PhilanthropyWorks… especially when we work together. We encourage our membership and our partners to work with us to address the key challenges that lie ahead in the next 30 years, and beyond.